Tuesday, May 8, 2012

No pattern A-line dress

Hi! there.
Here is my A-line dress with some ric- rac pockets. :) 
Kinda looks like the circus:).

plus lots of Pocket tutorials and ideas!!!!!!




Simple A-line dress tutorial: 
*Take one of your daughters dresses and fold in two. *Take 2 pieces of your fabric fold one in two then the other. *Take the two folded pieces and place them on top of each other then place the dress on top  *Trace the dress giving one inch extra seam allowance as your trace along the dress. *Cut out. * I then took one dress piece and cut the neckline in more of a circle for the front of the dress. (also you need to make sure the dress will go over the child's head if you are not putting in buttons or a zipper.)
You can use this pattern over and over with so many variations. 

I recognize this is not a detailed tutorial. It was just SOOOO easy I wanted to share just in case others needed an encouragement jump start. This is a perfect project for a novice. 
This tutorial is very similar to mine but with some added details and the pockets are big and darling!!
Source: From the blue shed
Here are some more wonderful helps and ideas for pockets. 
Pocket TUTORIALS





Pocket IDEAS



I made this little Circus dress for DRESS A GIRL around the world sew along ~April 2012. This was my first ever dress and sew along and it turned out pretty good I think. I used whatever I already had in house for fabric and and such. The dress is made from a sheet like material and the pockets are up-cycled from some old pj pants. :)  I think I can do better next time so it will be fun to make a few fro my girls this summer. 

In my west corner....slowly learning to sew and using whatever I have to do it,
Becky.


5 comments:

Pam said...

You've done a fabulous job on your first dress, especially doing it without a pattern!!! It looks great!!! Love the ric rac...

Kristy said...

Wonderful!!!! You did a lovely job! Thank you so much for sewing along too!

Jill said...

What a cute little dress! So simple too! Great work!
I love your new blog header too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Robin Gage said...

Your dress looks gorgeous. Thank you for linking to my tutorial and introducing me to your blog. I look forward to exploring it!
Robin
from the blue shed.

Elva Pinto said...

No pattern A-line dress are really attractive. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog with beautiful images!!

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